Award-winning author Manjeet Mann visits local schools

Posted on 14th November 2023

Her visit was part of the Festival's outreach work

The Festival was delighted to take Manjeet into four schools in November. The Costa winning author talked with young people from St Peter’s Exeter, West Exe School, Exmouth Community College and Colyton Grammar inspiring them with her books Run. Rebel and The Crossing. The series explore exclusion and refugees’ stories and the students worked in small workshops around the themes of the books..

Year 10 student, Exmouth CC
“Manjeet taught me that you just have to write from the heart. She was very open about how she writes her books and that she just ‘vomits’ her words onto the page for her first draft.”

Lyndsay Kennett
St Peter’s High School Exeter
“Thank you so much for today’s visit. I have had so much amazing feedback from staff and students about how brilliant the session was so we are all very grateful.”

Charlotte Bean
Colyton Grammar School
“Thank you very much for organising the visit. It was a fantastic opportunity for the students and lots of them have said how much they enjoyed it.”

Lesley Salter
West Exe School, Exeter.
“We were so inspired by Manjeet’s work and personal story yesterday. I have had students visiting the library today keen to read Run Rebel and The Crossing and saying how much they enjoyed her visit. Thanks once again for this enriching experience for our students.”

Lisa Hatchard
Exmouth Community College
“Brilliant. Thank you so much.”

Posted by Annie on 14th November 2023

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